Best Music Movies of 1958

1.

Gigi

4.7
6.7/10

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor in Paris offers them all to Gigi. But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-04-15
2.

South Pacific

3.7
6.8/10

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1958-03-18
3.

King Creole

3.6
7.0/10

Danny Fisher, young delinquent, flunks out of high school. He quits his job as a busboy in a nightclub, and one night he gets the chance to perform. Success is imminent and the local crime boss Maxie Fields wants to hire him to perform at his night club The Blue Shade. Danny refuses, but Fields won't take no for an answer.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1958-07-02
4.

Wonderful Town

3.3
8.8/10
Wonderful Town
Ruth Sherwood and her sister, Eileen, have moved to 1935 Greenwich Village. They're surrounded by colorful Village characters (including an out-of-work football player known as the Wreck, and Mr. Appopolous, a modern painter and their landlord) and embark on various New York adventures. Ruth, who's trying to make it as a writer, meets up with a sleazy newspaper writer named Chick and a kindly editor named bob, both of whom take an interest in both her career and her.
Starring: Rosalind Russell, Sydney Chaplin, Joseph Buloff, Jacquelyn McKeever, Dort Clark
Directed by: Mel Ferber, Herbert Ross
Release date: 1958-11-30
5.

Six-Five Special

2.9
5.8/10
Six-Five Special
At the suggestion of her girlfriend, a young singer decides to try and make her name in London. Catching the overnight '6.5 Special' bound for the BBC television show, the two find the train full of 1950's British pop stars only too ready to burst into song. As the presenters of the show are also on board, our heroine is assured of a spot on the following Saturday's 'Six Five Special'.
Starring: Lonnie Donegan, Dickie Valentine, Jim Dale, Petula Clark, Russ Hamilton
Release date: 1958-03-01
6.

The Very Eye of Night

2.7
6.1/10
The Very Eye of Night
Dancers, shown in photographic negative, perform a series of ballet moves, solos, pas de deux, larger groupings. The dancers glide and rotate untroubled by gravity against a slowly changing starfield background. Their movements are accompanied by music scored for a small ensemble of woodwind and percussion.
Starring: Don Freisinger, Richard Sandifer, Patricia Ferrer, Bud Bready, Genaro Gómez
Directed by: Maya Deren
Release date: 1958-01-01
7.

6.5 Special

1.5
6.2/10
6.5 Special
A spin-off from the BBC television show. At the suggestion of her girlfriend, a young singer decides to try and make her name in London. Catching the overnight '6.5 Special' the two find the train full of 1950's British pop stars only too ready to burst into song. As the presenters of the show are also on board, our heroine is assured of a spot on the following Saturday's 'Six Five Special'.
Starring: Diane Todd, Avril Leslie, Finlay Currie, Josephine Douglas, Pete Murray
Directed by: Alfred Shaughnessy
Release date: 1958-03-01
8.

Country Music Holiday

0.0
6.2/10
Country Music Holiday
A small-town singer is persuaded by his Army buddies to try and crash big-time TV.
Release date: 1958-01-01

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